- The map does not show which trackage is under trolley wire or associated with third rail. From my memory and seeing past diagrams, trolley wire extended from 4th Avenue and 38th Street, just west of the 4th Avenue overpass to the waterfront.
- From 4th Avenue and east, the SBRR tracks joined the subway tracks currently used by the West End Line (D Train) and also formerly used by the Culver Line that either ran to 36 th Street and 4th Avenue or Chambers Street in Manhattan.
- The trackage from the junction with the West End Line to 9th Avenue Station is not shown. This was jointly operated with subway trains using third rail and had an interesting passage through an elderly two track brick lined tunnel that is in use today.
- The two platformed 9th Avenue station shown is really on the lower level beneath the West End Line and was used by the Culver Line until 1975. This was the same station where a popular film was shot. (Crockodile Dundee?)
- Approximately east of Fort Hamiliton Parkway trolley wire began and was hanging at this point under the Culver El.
- From this point and south, most SRBB trackage was either in a private right of way or in street trackage under the Culver Line to approximately Avenue Y where trackage meet up with the BMT Coney Island Yard.
- Notice the various sidings, particularly between 13th and 14th Avenues and 37th Street, under the 13th Avenue Station that I posted a photograph of.
- Notice the various coal sidings and Fisher's siding.
- It is hard to believe that at this time, the trolley overhead was still charged and in use even though trolley operations stopped on McDonald Avenue on October 31, 1956 and all trolleybus service stopped in Brooklyn on July 27, 1960. I believe the wire was still charged until 1961 and the overhead was removed by 1965. There may have been a historic trolley run using a vintage Scandinavian trolley under SBRR trackage on 37th Street in 1961 by Electric Railroader's Association.
Webrings - Maps - Trolleys and More
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
South Brooklyn Railway Track Plan as of 9/29/1960
Source: B. Linder, Part 10, South Brooklyn's Trolley Operations, ERA Bulletin, October, 1976, p.8. (From a drawing dated September 29, 1960)
This line drawing, drawn in 1960 needs some explanation because there is a gap in the map. Here are some of the points: